Rose Tea Cottage

Where tea is served at half past four




"Ma chère bonne, if you are not feeling well, if you have not slept, chocolate will revive you. But you have no chocolate! I think of that again and again! Ma chère, how will you ever manage? Please believe that I love you as much as the chocolate we shall savour together."

Written by Madame Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, Marquise de Sévigné in a letter to her daughter, Françoise-Marguerite de Sévigné, Comtesse de Grignan ~ 1670

This weekend, I am planning to sit back, relax, eat lots of chocolate and simply enjoy the sunshine. A big heartfelt thank you to you my darlings for your lovely comments and a warm welcome to my new followers. Wishing you a fabulous weekend full of sweetness.

76 comments:

Katya said...

Sono passata per caso, mi son fermata ad ammirare la bellezza e la serenità del tuo blog, complimenti per ciò che hai creato, brava!! Auguri!

Dustjacket Attic said...

Well that sounds just perfect my dear, enjoy!

xxx DJ

cilla said...

Good morning Sweet Duchess
i hope you have a great weekend sweetie ,the chocolates on your main page look soo lovely,oh how i love warm chocolate cookies from the oven, this weekend I'm celebrating a sweet weekend with my Grandma this Sunday is her 94th birthday,so it will a nice weekend.i hope that your sweet friend is doing well,i have been thinkinf of you and her.stop by soon.sending gentle hugs.Cilla

Hetty Summers said...

Duchess you shouldn't eat all that heavenly chocolate, not good for your health!!! I'm on my way to your cottage.

Hetty xoxo

Kom Achterom said...

OOH Yammi the are soo lovely.
have a verry nice day Yolanda

zurin said...

Nothing like chocolate to make a girl feel everything is right with the world. :) have a wonderful day
xxx zurin

Catherine said...

Good Morning Duchess!
I am always so happy when I see an update from you! And you never disappoint! Those truffles look SCRUMPTIOUS:)
Have a lovely weekend ~ it sounds like you are going to have a great one!
Catherine xx

Susie's country cottage said...

Good morning Duchess
It is lovely to visit you again. I haven't been around blogland for a while. I hope you enjoy your weekend relaxing time with your chocolate!
Susie

Heavenly Housewife said...

What a fabulous plan. I want to do the same. I happen to have a giant chocolate stash. You are welcome to join me.
*kisses* HH

Tina Eudora said...

Dear Duchess I hope you have a fabulous weekend (how could you not with all that chocolate)and I love the quote! Ahh the French, they do not how to zero in on what is REALLY important in life, haha.
Missed you....
Tina xo

Madeline's Album said...

What a lovely post. Hope your weekend is just great. Enjoy your chocolate. Have a blessed day. Madeline

parTea lady said...

Those truffles look wonderful, Duchess. I'm planning some "me time" this weekend also. I'm going to enjoy some crab legs - perhaps some chocolate too.

Have a great, rejuvenating weekend.

Catherine said...

Sounds like you are going to have the perfect weekend Duchess ~ good for you!

Enjoy every second of it!
xo Catherine

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Enjoy your chocolate rest, dear one!
Happy 4th!
Yvonne

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Far to many times I arise in the night and make myself a cup of hot chocolate and whip cream... it seems to satisfy so I can go back to bed and relax .... Maybe it is a mind thing but it works for me... Happy be your weekend.

Pixie Drive-In said...

I hope you have a relaxing and fun weekend, dear Duchess. Chocolate is always a good way to go ;)

Frog Hollow Farm Girl said...

Sending you and Lady R sweet greetings from Frog Hollow Farm. So happy to hear that you are taking good care of yourself and that chocolate is part of that practice! It's pretty hot here on the East coast of the USA - chocolate candy would melt pretty quickly today - I guess I'll have to go with the chocolate rocky road ice cream in place of those luscious looking truffles - as a toast to you my dear!

Ciao, bella!

There's nothing better than a good friend, except a good friend with CHOCOLATE!
(Linda Grayson, "The Pickwick Papers")

Zaira said...

Enjoy a fantastic weekend!! xx

Heather Jensen said...

I just wanted to let you know I have been saying a prayer for Lady R. My mom had surgery and is doing very well for now. I am glad to see you get some time to relax too. I am sitting on a swing outside listening to the birds right now. :)

Claudia said...

Have a restful and lovely weekend, Duchess.

xo
Claudia

Nellie's Cozy place said...

MORNING DUCHESS,
THAT SOUNDS A LOT LIKE OUR PLANS!!
WHICH SOUNDS GOOD TO ME!!
HOPE YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL AND REFLECTIVE TIME WHILE REST AND RELAX. THANKS FOR COMING BY THIS WEEK AND FOR YOUR LOVELY ENCOURAGING COMMENTS AS ALWAYS. YOU ALWAYS LEAVE WORDS OF BLESSING WHERE EVER YOU TYPE!!!
HAPPY 4TH OF JULY SWEET FRIEND
BLESSINGS, NELLIE

All things nice... said...

Duchess,

Hope you have a wondeful weekend too, you deserve it :)

All things nice...

Martina Voigt-Schmid said...

Oh, i just LOVE that quote, so darling! I hope you enjoy your chocolate, maybe with some ice-cream or cold Café? The garden is the best place o be on a hot day like this. Have a lovely evening, xx M.

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Sweet Duchess I'm so pleased you will be soaking in the summer sun and taking time for yourself. We truly must indulge every now & then. Helps nourish the soul. I can't thank you enough for your recent email. It meant the world to me. Made me shed some tears but tears of happiness. You are always so gracious and kind. For your friendship I am truly thankful. Wishing you all the best this weekend. Sip of cup of lovely tea and remember me. xoxo hugs & love,
Deb

xinex said...

I love chocolate too, Duchess. Have a nice weekend!...Christine

koralee said...

Oh yes...I love your weekend advice my friend...I will try to do the same. xoxox

Ruxandra said...

You have a lovely weekend too!

Atelier de Charo said...

I love to eat chocolates too!

Hugs
Charo

Marilyn said...

Enjoy sitting back and savoring chocolate.

ilovemyhouse said...

Have a lovely sunny weekend my dear with lots of chocolate. XX

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Duchess,
SOund like just the thing for this weekend. You deserve a nice (tasty) break!
ENjoy,
Mimi

Beatnheart said...

Love those chocolates Duchess...I want one or two right now...

Lucie said...

What a beautiful post, as usual! What a lovely way to spend your week, I love that you enjoy every moment Duchess. With love and hugs, Lucie x

Maria said...

Good day, Duchess!
Oh those chocolate truffles... Mmmmm ~ the ultimate in chocolate deliciousness~
Do enjoy them :D

Happy, Relaxing weekend to you ~ you deserve some TLC and pampering ♥

Wishing you sunny ~ warm days and peaceful moments woven throughout.
~Maria

Poppies and Sunshine said...

MMM these look wonderful. And it sounds like a perfect weekend! It doesn't get much better than chocolate and sunshine! I hope you have a relaxing weekend and I hope everything is going well for you, dear Duchess!

tea time and roses said...

Dear Duchess what a lovely plan.:o) Enjoy a most beautiful weekend.

Smiles....

Beverly

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Duchess,

Sounds like the perfect weekend for you, my dear. Love the pretty chocolate truffles.
I hope that you have a magnificent time.

Hugs
Carolyn

The Red Umbrella said...

May I have another?

Strandkullen said...

Have a nice and wonderful weekend! God bless you! hug semlan

Astrea said...

I found your blog and I love it! Thank you for all sweet things here:)Hugs
Astrea

BALLET NEWS said...

Darling Duchess, I am so over the moon that your lovely friend Lady R might be helped by my suggestion. I hope that you (and she) have the most relaxing weekend - especially as we have the sun for a change !

m.e (Cathie) said...

enjoy the sunshine & chocolate oh sweet one.
wishing your week is a fabulous & happy one ♥

Ines said...

My wonderful Duchess-

I hope, your sweet weekend helps you to relax and get new strenght for the next week...

I can´t breath here in our house- it´s awful- but you can do nothing... the heat got us!

I think of you :-)

Love and kisses- Ines

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

Dearest Duchess,
Thank you for the quote by the Marquise de Sévigné! She was a well-known lover of chocolate, as is obvious from her worrying because her daughter had none!

Wishing you and your loved ones a beautiful Fourth or July!

Big hugs to you,

Betty

Neil and Susan Brown said...

Lovely chocolates and so great for the heart! Is it maybe a "health food" ? :)

sitting oh so pretty said...

Sounds like you have the right idea Duchess!!xxxx

Rizzi said...

HELLO MY DUCHESS,
WELL, WE ARE CELEBRATING THE 4TH OF JULY HERE IN AMERICA, AND IT IS HOT OUTSIDE. WE WILL HAVE A BBQ JUST FAMILY TODAY, WE ARE HAVING, BBQ RIBS, BBQ LONDON BROIL, HUGE BAKED POTATOES WITH BUTTER, SOUR CREAM AND CHIVES, FRESH CORN, SALAD, AND FOR DESSERT WE WILL HAVE SMORES, HOMEMADE CHOCOLATE CAKE, AND FUNNEL CAKES. THEN I WILL START MY DIET AGAIN ON MONDAY. :) HOPE YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK, SO HAPPY TO READ YOUR POST, LOVE YOUR CHOCOLATE.
LADY RIZZI

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

My dear Duchess,
What a wonderful idea! Those truffles look scrumptious! I'm enjoying the weekend myself. Hubby and I have spent most of it at the beach which is my favourite place this time of year! Do take care of yourself and enjoy your chocolate!

Blessings & hugs,
Sandi

Linens and Royals said...

I have given up chocolate and wine, so sad. But I still have music and cats so all is well in my world.

Greet said...

What a beautiful thought of La Marquise de Sévigné!! And your sweets are to bite in immediately!
Have a wonderful week Duchess!
xx
Greet

Florence and Mary said...

I hope your weekend was everything you hoped it to be,

Victoria x

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Elyse said...

wishing you the same, duchess. enjoy your wonderfully chocolate-filled days!

xo
elyse

Serena said...

I hope you had a fabulous weekend, Duchess! Chocolate is heavenly...the darker, the better for me. :)

Kitty M said...

What a perfect little chocolate bonbon photograph and I hope you had a perfect weekend Dear Duchesse xxx

Ms M said...

oohhh! Beautiful Images! xxx Feeling a little peckish now!

paperbutterfly said...

Enjoy the gifts that the day brings to you and be blessed.

Take care of yourself. Have faith.
Pam

Miss Baptista said...

Sweet Duchess,
Indead,
I've got a lot of sunshine
tooo much
so I sent some to you !
Hope you can feel it !

hugs

Janean said...

my mouth is water for these...i dislike not having dark chocolate in my home (as in now). "honey, where's the car keys?"

Katy Noelle said...

Goodness! You have been on my mind so much this past week. Perhaps you are on vacation. Perhaps not. I am praying for you and yours and missing you quite a bit (to be honest =]).

The crickets have begun to fill the air with their violins and the light is turning quite beautifully mellow. September - late summer - is my most favorite time of year. I DO NOT want school to start yet, though. Well, we still have a lovely 5 weeks of summer freedom stretched out before us.

Wishing peace and blessings for you in whatever season you happen to be in.

Love, katy xo

Naka said...

chocolate sounds likea nice weekend ^^

Muneeba said...

I've been away for much too long ... and I missed your infinite sweetness and kindness, Duchess! I'm having a somewhat productive weekend ... filled with good food ... hope you are eating all the chocolate your heart desires!

Vérone said...

Royale ce Blog !
;-)

Tracteur français ?
svp

Vérone

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

Hello,my dear Angel Duchess!-)*

Popped by to say you good day,my dearest friend!
Hope you are ok...

Wish you warm,lovely and realy relax august summer days,darling!!!

Love,
***Violetta***

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Dutchess, Just checking in to say HI and to tell you I miss you!
I'm praying for you and your friend.
Yvonne

Mary said...

Hello,

I love your beautiful site. I come from England and so enjoyed tea with the queen. I tried to sign up, but it kept telling me someone had my url??

white cat vintage said...

Oh Im so glad I found your blog its just perfect. Im a bit of an anglophile myself so now I can indulge in your blog when I need a fix lol. Megan xx

cilla said...

Hello Duchess
i hope you are doing well sweetie,i have missed you, i think of you and pray for you daily...stop by when you can.Cilla

Nathanaëlle said...

I like your very sweet and charming cottage ! I will come again ! Nice evening. Greetings from France.

Patty C. said...

Enjoy :)

Polina said...

good evening Dutchess

i like your blog)its stylish and interesting to read, hun=*

i follow your blog
and it will be great if you will read me too
and follow me)

meris said...

Ma sei vera? nEsisti sul serio? Se ci sei "batti un colpo".

La Petite Gallery said...

Well, have a wonderful weekend and save some chocolate for me. Yummmmy
yvonne

The Prodigal Tourist said...

Your Grace! That does look luscious--as ever--but the Countess says, are you sure that's really 'ma chere bonne' rather than, perhaps, 'bonne chere'? According to my Lady (and who am I to argue), 'ma chere bonne' means "my dear maid."
So pleased you are still serving such lovely spreads for tea...

jordiegirl said...

Your blog came up as having a new post on it but I am unable to view it as it says it does not exist!!!!! Flipping heck, that's annoying because I got quite excited to see that you have returned to the fold Dear Duchess.

I hope the post shows up soon so I can see what has been happening in your life recently and why it took a wrong turn.

Good to have you back.

Renee Gold said...

You have the most beautiful blog i have ever seen! Simply wonderful!
Hope things improve for you.
Sincerely,
Renee Gold
of the blog ageless

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